Okay, just for the record, I have a problem with the glee Jeremiah Wright seems to be taking in responding to his critics during his current comeback tour. While entertaining and full of truthful nuggets, the reckless and arrogant tone of Wright’s recent speeches (particularly his appearance at the National Press Club yesterday) only serve to widen a racial divide that has already been shown to be a lot wider than many folks thought. After an insightful and revealing interview with Bill Moyers on Friday night, Wright now seems hellbent on wiping the floor with the media and the political hit men who unfairly used snippets of his old sermons against him—and he doesn’t seem to have any qualms about taking Barack Obama’s presidential hopes down as collateral damage.
While I understand his righteous indignation, the Reverend needs to consider adopting a posture of humility and forgiveness that befits his holy calling. After all (as he’s remarked), he’s a pastor, not a politician. At his current pace, he doesn’t seem too interested in fostering the kind of reconciliation he so eloquently spoke about yesterday.